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Does CardValet work on Android phones and iPhones?

Yes. CardValet works with the most recent mobile operating software as well as two past generations of Android and iPhone devices.

No, CardValet currently supports debit and credit cards.

No, CardValet allows you to have one login for both.

The app automatically logs you off in 10 minutes.

Names are displayed as last name then first name (e.g. SMITH JOHN.)

Yes, the Card Details screen displays the Card Status.

CardValet passwords must be at least eight (8) characters in length and must contain at least: one (1) upper case character, one (1) lower case character, one (1) number and one (1) special character.

You need this information: the card number, address, ZIP code, expiration date, and CVV/CVC code. Secondary authentication includes: security token sent in an email, last 4 digits of the social security number, or a PIN’d transaction amount performed in the past 72 hours. Again, debit and credit card will need a separate login.

Each person who registers a card will have access to controls and alerts for the card. In many cases, the child will not know about CardValet unless the parent shares the information.

The My Location controls and alerts will check to ensure the merchant location is within a five (5) mile radius of the device set as “primary” within CardValet. These controls impact “card present” transactions only, therefore internet transactions are not impacted.

CardValet ignores location information that is more than one (1) hour old. So, if the phone is off for more than an hour My Location controls will not take effect, and the transaction will not be denied on the basis of the old location information.

CardValet performs a proximity check at the granularity of zip code or city, so if the merchant is close to home then the transactions will still go through.

Yes. International transactions can be blocked using the “International” location control. Transactions will be limited to the United States.

 

Control settings take effect as soon as the “Updating information” message in the app stops.

 

CardValet alerts are sent as push notifications to the phone. The alerts also display under “Messages” in the CardValet app.

CardValet updates the balance under two conditions: (a) when the user logs into CardValet and (b) when the user taps “Refresh.” Even if the balance has fallen below the threshold that has been set, it is only updated when the user logs into the app or taps “Refresh,” which then triggers the alert.